Sri Lanka

Published on 17 September 2009

WFP will begin facilitating individual cooking in zones II and VI of the largest IDP camp at Menic Farm, as NGO’s have exhausted their funds to continue with communal cooking arrangements. WFP plans to distribute dry food rations to some 55,000 displaced persons in zone II alone. Local Government counterparts are attempting to procure complimentary food items to distribute with the general food rations for now. WFP continues to feed the estimated 270,000 IDPs in temporary transit camps, and is currently dispatching approximately 900 mt of food commodities each week to the IDP population.

The Government of Sri Lanka has recently announced that it plans to resettle an estimated 100,000 IDPs to the north and east of the country in the next few weeks, and before the monsoon rains set in.